Capital & Coast DHB Orthopaedic Service
Soft Tissue (muscles, tendons and ligaments)
Tendons are often injured or may deteriorate with age. Sometimes surgery can repair or reconstruct them.
Most of these procedures involve some sort of splintage after the surgery followed by a period of rehabilitation, normally supervised by a physiotherapist.
A good example of this type of surgery is Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction of the knee or shoulder stabilisation.